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Chris Tillman | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Tillman fired seven shutout innings against the Indians on Sunday as the Orioles took both games of Sunday's doubleheader.
Tillman racked up six strikeouts on the day without issuing a walk. He has been wildly inconsistent this season, coming off of his previous outing where he allowed six runs and didn't escape the second inning against the Blue Jays. Hopefully he can carry over this tremendous outing and further improve upon his 5.67 ERA when he takes on the White Sox in Chicago next weekend. Jun 28 - 10:14 PM

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Chris Tillman was unable to escape the second inning Sunday but somehow got a no-decision, allowing six runs over 1 1/3 frames in a 13-9 win over the Blue Jays.

The Orioles' offense spotted him a 7-0 lead with a monster second inning, but Tillman then gave up six hits -- including a pair of home runs -- and six runs in the bottom of the frame. Things can't get any worse for the club's Opening Day starter, as Tillman's ERA is up to 6.22. He'll try to right the ship next weekend against the Indians.
Jun 21 - 5:07 PM

Chris Tillman gave up three runs over six innings, which was more than passable as the Orioles took the Phillies out 19-3 on Tuesday.

The Orioles had staked Tillman to a 17-3 lead by the time he was out of the ballgame, so it was about an easy a night as a pitcher can have. He made one notable mistake, resulting in a two-run home run for Maikel Franco in the sixth inning. Tillman has not had much fun this season, currently the owner of a 5.58 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP and a 49/36 K/BB ratio over 71 innings. He'll look to win his third consecutive start, but he'll have to get past the Blue Jays in a road start to do so.
Jun 16 - 11:21 PM

Chris Tillman pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

Pretty much par for the course from Tillman this year. He struck out two and walked two as his ERA barely budged from 5.61 to 5.68. He's fanned three or fewer in six of his 12 outings and walked three or more in eight of them.
Jun 11 - 10:06 PM

Chris Tillman logged a quality start in Friday's victory over the Indians, allowing two runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.

He fanned three and walked three on the evening. All of the damage against him came in the fifth inning, where Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley each collected RBI singles. While it's a step in the right direction for Tillman, he still owns an uninspiring 5.61 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 44/31 K/BB ratio through 59 1/3 innings on the season. He'll take on the Red Sox next time out on Thursday.
Jun 5 - 10:17 PM

Chris Tillman's struggles continued, taking his seventh loss after serving up six runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings against the Rays on Sunday.

The Rays rallied with two outs for four runs to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning. Steven Souza struck the big blow, slugging a three-run home run. After that, Tillman allowed a single to Asdrubal Cabrera before being lifted. He gave up nine hits and three walks while striking out seven on the afternoon. It's been a rough year for the right-hander, who owns an awful 5.94 ERA with a 1.64 WHIP and a 41/28 K/BB ratio over 53 innings. Tillman will look for improvement of any kind in his next start in Cleveland against the Indians.
May 31 - 5:15 PM

Chris Tillman allowed only two runs in seven innings but got the loss on Tuesday against the Astros.

Tillman blanked the Astros through six frames, but in the seventh, he allowed a leadoff double to Evan Gattis and back-to-back, two-out run-scoring hits to Chris Carter and Jason Castro. He gave up only five hits overall while walking three and striking out five. Tillman will bring a 5.59 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and a 34/25 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings into a home start against the Rays next.
May 26 - 10:32 PM

Chris Tillman surrendered one run and walked three over three innings against the Mariners on Thursday.

Thursday's contest was delayed for more than an hour, and with Tillman nursing a back injury, it made little sense for the Orioles to trot him back out with the long stoppage of play. It's not like Tillman was lighting the world on fire prior to the cessation of baseball. He walked three and struck out two and while it's certainly possible that his back woes might have affected his control, the walks are nothing new for Tillman, who holds a 6.10 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and a 29/22 K/BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings. He gets the Astros at home in his next scheduled start as he tries to find some semblance of consistency to his season.
May 21 - 6:24 PM

Chris Tillman (back) has officially been cleared to start Thursday against the Mariners.

Tillman has been pushed back a few days due to back stiffness, but he was cleared after getting through a game of catch Tuesday with no issues. He'll take a disappointing 6.34 ERA and 1.64 WHIP into Thursday's outing.
May 19 - 10:08 PM

Chris Tillman (back) expects to be able to pitch Thursday against the Mariners.

Tillman had to be scratched from Sunday's outing due to back stiffness, but he said Tuesday that he's feeling "great" and "swell." The Orioles will see how he responds to playing catch before making it official.
May 19 - 3:24 PM

Chris Tillman (back) will not return to the Orioles rotation on Tuesday, and manager Buck Showalter confirmed Sunday that Miguel Gonzalez will start in the series-opener against the Mariners.

He's leaning towards using Wei-Yin Chen on Wednesday, which would give Tillman a couple of extra days of rest before potentially returning on Thursday. Before he was scratched from Sunday's start, he posted a horrifying 6.34 ERA and 1.64 WHIP through 38 1/3 innings.
May 17 - 4:27 PM

Chris Tillman (back) could return to the Orioles' rotation Tuesday against the Mariners.

Tillman had to be scratched from Sunday's outing due to back stiffness, but he has reported improvement with the malady. The Orioles' Opening Day starter sports a disappointing 6.34 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, and 27/19 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings this season.
May 17 - 11:58 AM

Chris Tillman has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Angels due to back stiffness.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters that the issue is minor and that Tillman could make his next start in the club's upcoming Tuesday-Thursday series against the Mariners. Tillman has a rough 6.34 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, and 27/19 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings this season.
May 16 - 4:48 PM

Chris Tillman took the loss on Tuesday, serving up five runs in 6 2/3 innings to the Blue Jays.

Tillman was solid through six innings, but faltered in the seventh presumably from tiring. The Jays put up a four-spot, three of which were charged to the right-hander. He gave up nine hits in total along with one walk and four strikeouts. Tillman has been quite good at times this season, but hasn't put it together over multiple starts yet. He has a 6.34 ERA with a 1.64 WHIP and a 27/19 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings. Tillman will look to rebound at home against the Mariners next.
May 12 - 10:08 PM

Chris Tillman surrendered four runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Yankees.

With the Orioles' defense rounding back into shape, Tillman is running out of excuses for his poor start. We definitely expected some slippage this year, but a 6.25 ERA with a a 23/18 K/BB ratio through six starts is well beyond even the most pessimistic of projections. His velocity is fine, so most likely, he'll prove to be a decent starter over the rest of the year. That shouldn't give him mixed-league value, though.
May 7 - 10:45 PM

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C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2Nolan Reimold
3Chris Parmelee
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Steve Pearce
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Bud Norris
6Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Chaz Roe